In a space and time when most bands were coy about their heavy metal-ness,
Birmingham bashers Judas Priest stood proud
about their love for the genre and its fans, creating iconic anthems to the
community like “Take on the World,” “Hell
Bent for Leather,” “Living After Midnight,” “Metal Gods” and “United.”
But Rob Halford and Co. would deliver more ageless classics beyond these
anthems, a short list including the likes of
“Tyrant,” “Victim of Changes,” “Diamonds and Rust,” “Exciter,” “Breaking the
Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,”
“Electric Eye,” “Jawbreaker,” “Turbo Lover” and the manic thrash panic that is
Past 1990’s incendiary comeback album, the action-packed life of leather
continued. We got the Ripper years, some
firecracker side-projects from Rob in the form of Fight and Halford, a
clamourous reunion with the Metal God, a double
concept album and then late in life, lo and behold, an effusively received
metal muncher of an album called Firepower.
It’s all here, clad in black leather and gleaming studs a’ plenty from head to
toe, Flying V’s at the ready and
motorcycles revving, as now four times Judas Priest author Martin Popoff
delivers a visual feast fit for a judicious
headbang at the head of the whisky bar.
As has been the high standards for all of these Wymer visual celebrations,
look for all manner of live shots and
pictures of memorabilia, 45 sleeves, ticket stubs, record ads and backstage
passes, paired with an obsessively detailed
timeline of this beloved band’s 50+ years rocking at full force. Whether it’s
Priest platters like Sad Wings of Destiny,
Stained Class, Ram It Down or Redeemer of Souls that charge you up, or the
myriad side pursuits of all involved, rest
assured it’s all here, full colour, full throttle, “Freewheel Burning.”
Anyway, books will be signed by me to you unless you wave your arms wildly and
tell me otherwise within like half an
hour of ordering!
Price including shipping (yes, it’s a lot of money, but remember this is a
coffee table book with a low print run,
imported from the UK. Plus the postage is crazy, due to the weight):
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